Sunday, March 15, 2009

Family Update Part II (Knott's Berry Farm)

I just finished my online class!!! Yea!!! I want to celebrate, but what can I do at 10:00 on Sunday night... I celebrated by cleaning the kitchen. It's hard to do house work when you have school work. So I am enjoying my clean kitchen while blogging.

My brother, Michael (#2 in the fam) took the train up from San Diego. The next day we met my family at Knott's Berry Farm for our birthday. We used to go to Knott's every year the day before school started because NO ONE was there. The lines were short, and that's a wonderful thing for a theme park. We have the funnies memories at that place.
We were on the Ferris Wheel in Camp Snoopy one year. My brothers and I decided to try to spit on my dad who was below us. We kept trying, but the wind would blow our spit away.... SPLAT!! Finally, Grayson landed a nice loogie on my Dad's neck. I still remember his face. He patted his neck with his hand, looked at it, patted it again, looked at it again, and then.... realized that we spit on him. We were busted. No more rides for us. But I'll never regret it because I'm still laughing about it at 27.

I love my husband because he takes pictures of the picture of us on the ride... We never buy them.We went on the stage coach ride. Hannah and Gavin loved it. My mom droped her camera case, so we had to stop and the driver had to pick it up.It happened to be Mighty Ducks day at Knott's so Kevin was happy to see some of his favorite players.While he was away (with the camera) Hannah and I panned for gold. $7 to fulfull my childhood memory with Hannah. When she had her gold in the vile, she triped and fell.... shattering her vile of gold. She was devistated. Luckily, Miner Gary hooked her up with a new one full of a bunch of gold.

The best part, of course, was watching Hannah and Gavin love it!
I wish you could hear them laugh!

This one is awesome...

We finished the night off with funnel cake. I got powdered sugar and boysenberry sauce. You have to get boysenberry sauce at Knott's. Boysenberries were invented and Knott's Berry Farm! SO GOOD and SO BAD! Because I'm Courtney I had to estimate how many calories are in 1 funnel cake... 760 calories, that's not including the sugar and sauce. I would estimate a good 1,000 calories for the whole thing. And 68% of your fat intake... ouch!
Next stop... the train ride. Complete with the train robbers. Some things never change...
*Hannah and Kairistiona on the train
It was a great day. It's nice to have so much help with the kids. Thank you Mom and Dad for taking the family to Knott's and buying $60 of funnel cakes!


ash and jay said...

i loved the story you shared about spitting a giant loogie on your Dad's neck! i'm still're such a dork!

Robin said...

COurt I love yor fam! Hahahahaha. Great memories. I can almost see your Dad's face when he figured out you guys spit on him! Remember when we all went to Knott's Scary Farm. Ahh the memories! And I seriously don't know how you do school and 2 kids! When are we going to hang out! Is there anywhere that's about half way for both of us or how far are you guys from us? If its not that far, we'll jsut come out and visit.

Toni Riley said...

Actually it is 1350 calories and 56 grams of fat